College Professor of Distinction, Professor of Geography and Faculty Research Associate, Institutions Program, Institute of Behavioral Science

John O'Loughlin received his Ph.D. in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973. His research interests are in the spatial analysis of conflict including the relationship between climate/environmental change and conflict as well as in the political geography of the post-Soviet Union, including Russian and Ukrainian geopolitics, Eurasian quasi-states, and ethno-territorial nationalisms. He has also published on the diffusion of democracy, electoral geography, and the electoral geography of Nazi Germany. He is editor-in-chief of Political Geography and editor of Eurasian Geography and Economics. He teaches undergraduate classes in Political Geography, World Regional Geography, Geographies of Global Change, and graduate classes in Political Geography. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the International Affairs undergraduate program. He also serves on the National Geographic Society's Committee on Research and Exploration.

Link to 2013 solo bike ride across the US

Current Courses

Geography 1982: World Regional Geography (Spring 2014)